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Introducing: Lachy Sturrock

Lachy, as he’s known, has made quite a name for himself mixing things up on Sydney’s north side. He took on a role at Kirribili bar, The Botanist, and has since been promoted — he’s now looking after both bars in the Applejack Hospitality Group. Perhaps the secret to his success so far is his keen interest in lawn bowls?

Operator Profile: Ben Carroll & Hamish Watts

They’re the characters behind two Sydney bars that have a character all their own. We sat down with owners of Applejack Hospitality, Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts, to find out just what it is that makes their venues, Bondi Hardware and The Botanist, stand apart from other bars.

The Botanist

Things are looking up for Sydney’s North Shore. Whilst the area has always had some great pubs, things have been a bit hit and miss when it comes to smaller drinking around North Sydney.

But The Botanist looks set to change that.

Kirribili welcomes its first small bar

The Honourable Julia Gillard MP finally has a local small bar and restaurant in which to drown her polling woes. The Botanist Kirribilli has just opened its doors in the old Milsons restaurant site thanks to owners Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts – the duo behind Bondi Hardware.